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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Building The New Coop


The new chicken coop is underway. Yesterday was about getting the wood bought and the plans getting the final once over. We had a warm day yesterday so the men didn't start assembling until after dinner. Ron had worked earlier in the day drilling holes so all the boys had to do was use the Makita to screw in the screws and then as twilight was coming on and the first stars were starting to twinkle they moved the floor to it's new home.

I think I might end up spending my days out here once my chickens are moved in and they have a new place to call home. As I stood out there this morning, the sky is filled with golden light and the sound of the wind in the cottonwoods and the sound of the surf in the tops of the redwoods. It will be a very pretty place to be.


Here is a different shot of how big the floor is and It will be so nice. Just so you know I feel so guilty about Ron working on this for me. The boys helping their Dad for me is really, really hard. I don't mind at all how much stuff Ron does when he builds things for himself but this is almost more than I can bear. He came in so tired last night and I know how tired next week he will be when he goes to his day job after this weekend. It makes me almost wish I got rid of chickens. He is so happy to have an outside project and he keeps telling me it is okay and how much fun he is having with a project. I am making him two apple pies today.

 He wants to get the walls up today. I imagine he will, he is pretty good about keeping goals. The only thing that will impede his progress will be if the promised dust storm comes our way. Right now though, it is beautiful and smells like camping. I love camping so It will be a beautiful day.

I hope you have a lovely Saturday. Gladys Tabor said that September is a melancholy month. I tend to agree. I will leave you with one of her lovely quotes.

 "“Indian summer comes gently, folds over the hills and valleys as softly as the fall of a leaf on a windless day. It is always unexpected. After a sharp cold spell, we wake one morning and look out and the very air is golden. The sky has a delicate dreamy color, and the yet unfallen leaves on the bravest trees have a secure look, as if they would never, never fall.

 


20 comments:

  1. You have a wonderful husband. 2 apple pies says thank you very nicely.

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  2. Lucky chickens!! Your morning glories are gorgeous!!

    Have a happy weekend!!

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  3. i am always melancholy in fall as i miss the true autumn i knew in wisconsin. *sigh*

    the coop will be wonderful. and ron loves you and is happy to make you happy - no matter how much sweat and effort goes into it. :)

    'will work for apple pie'. :)

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  4. Look out! Here comes the CHICKEN HILTON! It's oing o be wonderful. I was in Costco a few weeks ago and thought of you as they had the cutest chicken coop, but it was more a city type. Yep... Ron deserves 2 apple pies!! I love your comment... you ALMOST felt like getting rid of the chickens. :) You will be so happy when they have their new home... so will Ron and your boys! :)

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  5. okay, it's time... i need a new keyboard.. that's also GOING TO BE wonderful!

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  6. I am sure he loves doing for you just as much as you enjoying doing special things for him...that's what love is, uh...

    I can't wait to see this fine new chicken coup...Your chickens are going to think they have died and gone to heaven......

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  7. Ooh, it's so exciting seeing a new project begin! I hope you get lots of nice cool weather so poor Dad's not so tired.

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  8. Oh! I love the picture of the rocker with the pumpkins on it!

    It's such a good thing that your sons are able to help their father on a project for you. This is creating wonderful memories, plus they are learning their father's skills.

    Yum! Send us an apple pie!:-)

    xo Nellie

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  9. Hi sweet Kim! I love that Gladys Taber quote VERY much!
    I am excited to see the new coop!

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  10. I love that quote...and your words.

    It is great to have people help out. It is his gift to you and the pies will taste so good.

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  11. Love the morning glories .
    We could use a few more chicken coop here too.
    what a beautiful description you gave of Indian Summer, wonderful !!

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  12. That's a lovely quote! I'm curious as to what the new coop will look like... happy Autumn to you!

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  13. What a considerate person you are to even think of getting rid of the chickens so Ron doesn't have to be so tired. Ron is considerate too for building the chicken coop for you. You guys are quite a pair. The satisfaction he'll get for building the new chicken coop with the boys will lessen his fatigue, especially when he sinks his teeth in that fresh home made apple pie. Oh yum, yum... I hope that he gets a good restful sleep to restore his strength.

    Have a great weekend,
    Hugs,
    JB



    Great photo of the rocker with the pumpkin.

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  14. Gladys Tabor is one of my absolute favorite authors and that's a great quote!

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  15. I know just how you feel about week-end projects for hubby. I always feel soo bad too. They do need to rest up. But we have such godly, sweet men huh? I just know the chicken coop is going to be stupendous! Can't wait to see it all done. Two apples pies will make him smile! Enjoy the day!

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  16. A new coop, how wonderful...as much as we (Mr. Dog Trot and I) would like to "play" on these beautiful Fall days, there is just so much to do to prepare for winter...Gladys Tabor is a personal favorite, I keep one of her books on my bedside table...I feel her words are so soothing...I have rooster issues, I am going to do a post soon and I hope you have words of wisdom to offer...LOL.. Happy first day of Fall, it is lovely in New England today...thinking of you, Julie.

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  17. It's the first evening of fall and it's so warm the peepers are out! Can't wait to see the finished coop.

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  18. Hello Kim - what a beautiful pumpkin on your header. I love pumpkins! Looking at them, that is. Never tried to cook or eat one. Your new chicken coop looks very promising. Can't wait to see the rest. So many bloggers I read have chickens all of a sudden it seems. I guess it wasn't really so sudden, it just seems so. You write so poetically about your morning; I loved it.

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  19. How exciting - a new chicken coup !
    Looking forward to seeing it progress and maybe even a pic or two of how the "ladies" (chickens) like it ! ;)
    Rose

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  20. Your morning glories look like mine! And the coop..how wonderful. Yes fall arrived here also and we have all the windows open. Apple pie..oh I need to do that too!
    Have a great week!

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